Blogging is no more overnight game, it needs more and more hard work and patience to achieve success. Though it was never an overnight game but still situation was not as tough as it is today. The reason is simple as few years before it was just like penalty shot, nobody was there between you and goal post except goalkeeper. Similarly, as a blogger, you did not need to face too many difficulties once you have written something worth to your readers. But today you are playing a proper 90 minutes game, that means you need to tackle other players also, so only valuable content is not enough because thousands (maybe more than that) of other bloggers are also writing on the same topic. So bloggers need to offer something more to their readers. Here comes relevance of this post and probably you have also realized this issue and that is why you are interested to know the tricks to write a blog AND more particularly HOW TO WRITE A BLOG?
LET’S PLAY THE MATCH …….
Now before starting a football match, a football player does little warm up so that he can play the match with full enthusiasm and positive energy. Same way as a blogger you also need proper warm up. Did not get my point? 🙂 okay, let me clear this, before writing a blog you should have a clear idea about your audience. I mean you must have an answer of – “WHO ARE YOUR POTENTIAL READERS?”
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Now do proper planning of your content keeping the target audience in your mind. Actually, as a blogger, our content is nothing but a solution to the problem of our readers. Sometimes the problem is technological, whereas sometimes it is just a good read for a reader in a pensive mood (or even unhappy mood). Your planning should include the selection of eye-catching headline and SEO friendly good content. So here are 5 most remarkable tricks what you should keep in mind while writing good content.
How to write a blog: 5 most remarkable tricks
1. Hit the pain area of your readers
Now, this post is about blog writing tricks, so I can not end by discussing this topic after informing you that you should write an eye-catching headline and SEO friendly good content. I mean that is not your exact pain area and you want more. IS THIS NOT TRUE?
Then what you actually want here? I am sure that you actually want to know – how to write an excellent content for your readers. If I do not discuss that part then the topic will be incomplete, So hit the exact pain area of your readers to make your content worth to your readers.
That is why the selection of blog-post title is very important because from that title or headline readers develop an expectation about the content of your post. If your readers develop wrong expectation after reading your title then you simply can not meet their expectation.
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2. Make content interesting
WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO READ – BORING content or INTERESTING content? Travel blogger or lifestyle blogger can easily make their blog content interesting because they have a lot of stories to tell their readers. Now you may ask me that how can a technology blogger make his content interesting? Because you are not telling a story over there and there is a perception among the people that the content of technology blog cannot be interesting.
But it is not right. What do you say? I do not think so because there are a lot of technology blogs (like mashable, GigaOM etc) which are not boring, otherwise, nobody will read those blogs. You do not need to have a story to make your content interesting because without that you still can make your content interesting. But HOW?
Bloggers can make technology blog content interesting too. Here the trick is maintaining the flow of content and curiosity. Here we will talk about maintaining the flow of content in the next trick but what about curiosity? That too will be discussed in trick four which is nothing but speaking to your readers through content.
See here I am also maintaining a flow of content and that too with growing curiosity in your mind. Right? AND the result is, you are eagerly waiting to finish this part and jump to the next tricks.
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Related post: How to decide on an optimal content size for your blog?
3. Maintain the flow of content
What do you understand by this maintaining the flow of content? What does it mean?
It actually means that each paragraph of your content must sound like a part of that whole content and each paragraph of your content must have a connection with the previous one. There must be an answered question through the content till the ends of that content, this will help to raise curiosity in reader’s mind and force them to read the content till the last word.
Most professional bloggers always maintain such a flow of content what makes blog-reading more interesting and increase returning visitors.
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4. Speak to your readers
What do you enjoy most?
- Listening to other’s conversation or Chatting with your friends and family.
You definitely prefer chatting with your friends and family members. Is it not true? WHAT DO YOU SAY?
Same way when an author speaks to his readers through his content then that content does not sound boring. Blogger should learn mind mapping of their audience and ask the exact question about what may come in reader’s mind while the reader is reading that content. Explain that question in next step will make that content more likely a conversation between author and readers what readers will definitely enjoy and it also will help to maintain flow of content.
Bloggers should always be active to answer reader’s query what they will make in the comment section, this way it will become both way interaction also. Most readers also enjoy reading of such comments.
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5. Avoid grammatical mistakes
A minor grammatical mistake is okay but if you make the same mistake again and again then it may create the wrong impression, so be little cautious when you are writing something and avoid such mistake. It is always recommended to use any tool to check grammatical mistakes in your content. Here is a list for you to check grammatical mistake in your blog posts.
- Grammarly: This is my favourite tool to check such a mistake. You can create a free account here but if you need premium features then you need to pay
- GrammarCheck: This another online tool to check grammatical errors
- OnlineCorrection: Or Online Text Correction is another excellent text correction tool where you need to add your content in its editor section and it will mark all errors once you submit your content
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Now you have read all 5 Tricks (How to write a blog) and I am sure that you are already working on some of the above mentioned tricks to improve the quality of content. So now it is your turn to share your tricks here to improve content quality.